Dalhousie Law Journal


Accord Acts, regulation, Boards, resource conservation, flow-teesting, exploration wells, benefits, royalty agreements, disclosure of information, conditions, requirements, oil, gas


The authors examine key provisions of the Accord Acts and the experience with them to date, and make comparisons with other jurisdictions. They address regulatory issues, such as the resource conservation powers of the Boards, the relationship between the Boards and other agencies, and the relative success of regulation streamlining efforts. Finally,they consider exploration and development matters and commercial issues such as flow-testing of exploration wells, benefits, royalty agreements, Board guidelines, disclosure of information, and conditions or requirements attached by the Boards to authorizations.